Joseph Messer Named Publisher of Travel + Leisure

A homecoming for Messer.

Time Inc. has named Joseph Messer publisher of Travel + Leisure. Messer most recently served as associate publisher of Food & Wine.

This marks a return to T+L for Messer, as he previously worked for the title for seven years.

“Joe is well respected in the travel industry and among his peers at Time Inc.,” wrote Time Inc. executive vp Evelyn Webster, in a memo. “His ability to find and cultivate talent and inspire teamwork, combined with his proven sales skills and experience creating innovative marketing programs, makes him the ideal person to lead Travel + Leisure along with editor Nathan Lump as we continue to build on the brand’s recent momentum.”

Messer is succeeding Jay Mayer, who is leaving Time Inc.